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pro·tec·tor·ate

 (prə-tĕk′tər-ĭt)
n.
1.
a. A relationship of protection and partial control assumed by a superior power over a dependent country or region.
b. The protected country or region.
2. Protectorate
a. The government, office, or term of a protector.
b. The government of England under Oliver Cromwell and his son Richard, ruling as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth.

protectorate

(prəˈtɛktərɪt)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. a territory largely controlled by but not annexed to a stronger state
b. the relation of a protecting state to its protected territory
2. (Historical Terms) the office or period of office of a protector
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the office or period of office of a protector

pro•tec•tor•ate

(prəˈtɛk tər ɪt)

n.
1. the relation of a strong state toward a weaker state or territory that it protects and partly controls.
2. a state or territory so protected.
3. the office, or the term of office, of a protector.
4. the government of a protector.
5. (cap.) the period (1653–59) when the Cromwells governed England.
[1685–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.protectorate - a state or territory partly controlled by (but not a possession of) a stronger state but autonomous in internal affairsprotectorate - a state or territory partly controlled by (but not a possession of) a stronger state but autonomous in internal affairs; protectorates are established by treaty
district, territorial dominion, territory, dominion - a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
Translations

protectorate

[prəˈtektərɪt] Nprotectorado m

protectorate

[prəˈtɛktərət] nprotectorat m

protectorate

nProtektorat nt

protectorate

[prəˈtɛktrɪt] nprotettorato
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Your assistance, sire, and within a month, whether I oppose Lambert to Monk, or Monk to Lambert, I shall have reconquered my paternal inheritance, without having cost my country a guinea, or my subjects a drop of blood, for they are now all drunk with revolutions, protectorates, and republics, and ask nothing better than to fall staggering to sleep in the arms of royalty.
Richard was neither a republican nor a royalist; Richard allowed his guards to eat his dinner, and his generals to govern the republic; Richard abdicated the protectorate on the 22nd of April, 1659, more than a year ago, sire.
It has often been a matter of regret with me; for, going back, perhaps, to the days of the Protectorate, those papers must have contained many references to forgotten or remembered men, and to antique customs, which would have affected me with the same pleasure as when I used to pick up Indian arrow-heads in the field near the Old Manse.
Strick got him into the Centro-Euro-Africa Protectorate.
He precious nearly lost us the Protectorate at one time, though he's an ally of ours now.
The visit resulted on announcing Socotra Governorate a capital to environment tourism in Yemen as this will be reflected positively on the tourist future or the Island and will attract attention of international organizations specialized in environment and natural protectorates in the world.
The British, running two independent protectorates in the present geographical space, were constantly rerouting surpluses sent to London from the southern protectorate, to subsidise the loss-making north.
It simply] reintroduces past tensions and conflicts from the south's days as a colony when it was divided into protectorates.
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Mahmoud Hasseb, EEAA's director of South Area Protectorates, says the palm's extinction would have a devastating effect on the biodiversity of Dungul Oasis.
Mohamed Salem, the director general of South Sinai Protectorates Unit, said that environmentalists had welcomed Shosha's decree because it would help preserve environment, tourism industry and diving activities in the Peninsula.
Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad Al Hariri on Thursday accused Iran of interfering in Arab affairs and said neither Lebanon nor Bahrain would become Iranian protectorates.